Jane’s World: tips for DIY beaded yarn

Dowload the digital edition of Issue 3 now to see this month’s extract of Jane’s notebook. A big thank you to Jane for sharing these tips with us today, for more visit: janiecrow.co.uk

Our Mother’s Day gift guide

With Mother’s Day only 10 days away in the UK we thought we’d give you a few ideas for gifts… Grow some flowers: use our pom pom tutorial to create your own flowers like these by loveandmarshmallows Stitch a card: like this one from The Making Spot. Paint a frame: we love this DIY over… Continue reading

Make your own pom-poms!

Meredith from One Sheepish Girl stopped by today to share this tutorial for making your own pom-poms, great for decorating hats, shoes, or even strung together on a necklace. Let us know how you’ll use yours in the comments below. 1. Trace out a a circle on a piece of cardboard. The size of your… Continue reading

Seven ways to wear: crochet bows

In this month’s issue of Simply Crochet we show you how to make this cute n’ easy hairband by Cara Medus, but there are so many other ways you can style and wear your bows we thought we’d give you a bit of inspiration with our seven ways to wear it… Both jumpers are available… Continue reading

Exclusive! First look at Simply Crochet Issue 2

You asked to see the front cover of issue two and here it is….. Issue two of Simply Crochet goes on sale a week from today and it is packed full of exciting projects (43 to be exact)! Amongst many other things inside you will find DIYs to help you bring your accessories up to… Continue reading

Beginners class: crochet a flower with The Making Spot

Grow your own flowers using a hook and scrap yarn from your stash. Don’t forget to visit The Making Spot for more patterns, projects and tutorials.

Weekly inspiration: ‘it’ bags

A collection of our favourite patterns and ready-to-wear bags on the net. column one: Tote bag from With Love Linda, aztec beach bag (pattern) Lutter Idyl column two: Laptop case by Canal blog, heart coin purse (Etsy) studiowonjun, rainbow clutch this next column three: Yoga bag (pattern) by Yoga Hound  

Learn to stitch cross hatch trebles

Try this textured crochet stitch pattern, ideal for adding interest to your projects. Make a chain in multiples of 3 plus 1, and then add 3 ch for turning. (Try 34 ch.) Row 1 (1 tr, 2 ch,1 dc) into 4th ch from hook, *miss 2 ch (2 tr, 2 ch, 1 dc) into next… Continue reading

Reader makes from Simply Crochet issue one

The first issue of Simply Crochet has only been out for a week, but you talented lot have already been busy making some fabulous things from the patterns in the magazine. Here are just some of the projects you’ve shared with us over the week… We always love to see what you’ve been making, so… Continue reading

Nesting baskets: a tutorial with My Poppet

This week we are giving you the opportunity to win one of two Hoooked Zpagetti fabric spools from DMC on Twitter, so we thought we’d share with you the perfect way to use up this super thick yarn with some help from the very talented Cintia who blogs at My Poppet. You will need: Zpagetti… Continue reading